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Washington County Utah Postcards

The following postcards show the old St. George that many of us remember -- back when the area's economy was based on tourism and agriculture. The views from the Red Hill and Black Hill show cultivated fields where you now find homes and businesses. The motels and restaurants were busier in the summer than in winter back in those days as they catered to the traffic from California, Nevada, and others passing through our area on their way somewhere else. Everyone knew when California's schools ended for the summer and when their Easter vacation was so there would be enough help on duty in the restaurants, gas stations, and motels during those times. Deer season in late October was a also big time in southern Utah. Many deer hunters came from California to hunt in our area with local hunters acting as guides. My grandfather and father both helped feed their families by running a deer camp at our ranch each year. Before the days of the I-15 freeway, cars had to travel on old Highway 91 over Utah Hill, through the Shivwit Reservation, Santa Clara, and finally St. George which was a good stopping place. My husband and I remember looking out our back window watching bumper to bumper cars on old Highway 91 between Santa Clara and St. George on the day after school let out in California. Now there is just as much or more traffic on that same road but it is all local.
I hope you enjoy looking at the postcards, most of them are mine although a few are scans that were sent to me. I'm always watching ebay and hope to buy more to add to this collection. -CBA


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bennett.jpg
Bennett
Motor Court
bennett2.jpg
Bennett
Motel
big-d.jpg
Big "D"
Motel
bighand.jpg
Big Hand
Cafe
bighand-1938.jpg
Big Hand
Cafe-1938
bighand-1940s.jpg
Big Hand
Cafe2
bighand2.jpg
Big Hand
Cafe3
bighand3.jpg
Big Hand
Cafe4
bighandcafe.jpg
Big Hand
Cafe5
by home.jpg
Brigham
Young Home
by home3.jpg
Brigham Young
Home3
byhome2.jpg
Brigham
Young Home2
byhome4.jpg
Brigham Young
Home4
carolina-pines.jpg
Carolina Pines
Motel
colonial.jpg
Colonial Motor
Court
colonial2.jpg
Colonial
Motel
conoco-motel.jpg
Conoco
Motel
coral-hills.jpg
Coral Hills
Motel
coral-hills2.jpg
Coral Hills
Motel2
courthouse.jpg
Old County
Courthouse
dicks.jpg
Dick's Cafe
-old-
dicks-1950s.jpg
Dick's
Cafe
dicks2.jpg
Dick's
Restaurant
dicks3.jpg
Dick's
Cafe3
dicks4.jpg
Dick's
Cafe4
dixie-college.jpg
Dixie
College
dixie-college2.jpg
St.GeorgeState
Academy
dixie-college-gymnasium.jpg
Dixie College
Gymnasium
dixie-college-sign.jpg
Dixie College
Sign
dixiejrcollege.jpg
DixieJrCollege
Buildings
dixie-palms.jpg
Dixie Palms
Motel
dup-museum.jpg
DUP
Museum
elpace-o.jpg
El Pace-O
Lodge
elpaso.jpg
El Pace-O
Lodge2
el-peso.jpg
El-Peso
Motel
golf-course.jpg
Golf-Course
Red Hills
gorge.JPG
Gorge
Virgin River
hails-motel.jpg
Hails
Motel
hails-motel2.jpg
Hails
Motel2
haven-motel.jpg
Haven
Motel
lee-motel.jpg
Lee
Motel
lyn-mor.jpg
Lyn Mor
Motel
milne.jpg
Milne Motor
Court
milne2.jpg
Milne Motor
Court2
milne3.jpg
Milne Motor
Court - AAA
milne4.jpg
Milne Motor
Court4
motel-stgeorge.jpg
Motel
St. George
multi.jpg
b/w Multiple
Photo Card
multi2.jpg
Multi-photo
card - color
post-office.jpg
Post
Office
power-plant.jpg
Power
Plant
premium oil motel.jpg
Premium Oil
Motel
red-bluff.jpg
Red Bluff
Motel
redlands.jpg
Redland
RV
red-mesa.jpg
Red Mesa
Motel
royal-inn.jpg
Royal Inn/
Jolley King
rugged-west.jpg
Rugged West
Motel
sands2.jpg
Sands
Motel2
sandsmotel.jpg
Sands
Motel
shady-acres.jpg
Shady Acre
Motel
shady-acres2.jpg
Shady Acre
Motel2
snow-canyon.jpg
Snow Canyon
Dixie State Park
snow-canyon2.JPG
Snow
Canyon2
southern-motel.jpg
Southern Motel
Jensen's
street1.jpg
Street1
(blvd)
street2.jpg
Street 2
(blvd)
street3.jpg
Street 3
(blvd)
street3b.jpg
Street 3b
(blvd)
street4.jpg
Street 4
(blvd)
street5.jpg
Street 5
(blvd)
street6.jpg
Street 6
(blvd)
street7.jpg
Street 7
(blvd)
street9.jpg
Street 9
(blvd)
street-lg.jpg
Street -
Panorama
sugarloaf.jpg
Sugar Loaf
Cafe
sugarloaf2.jpg
Sugar Loaf
Cafe2
sugarloaf3.jpg
Sugar Loaf
Cafe3
sugarloaf4.jpg
Sugar Loaf
Cafe4
sugarloaf-ad.jpg
Sugar Loaf
Cafe - Ad
sugarloaf-ad2.jpg
Sugar Loaf
Cafe - miles
sunbowl-1948.jpg
SunBowl
1948
sunbowl3.jpg
SunBowl
close-up
sunbowl-aerial.jpg
SunBowl
- aerial
sunset-motel.jpg
Sunset
Motel
sunset-motel2.jpg
Sunset
Motel2
tabernacle.jpg
Tabernacle
-old-
tabernacle-1952.jpg
Tabernacle
1952
tabernacle2.jpg
Tabernacle
2
temple3.jpg
Temple
3
temple4.jpg
Temple
4
temple5.jpg
Temple
5
temple6.jpg
Temple
6
temple7.jpg
Temple
7
temple8.jpg
Temple
8
thedixie.jpg
The Dixie
sugarloaf
thedixie2.jpg
The Dixie -
horse
town1.jpg
Town from
from Black Hill
town4.jpg
Town from
from Red Hill
town5.jpg
Town - early
from Black Hill
town6.jpg
Town
from Red Hill
town7.jpg
Town from
Black Hill
town8.jpg
Town from
Black Hill - Bluff
trafalga2.jpg
Trafalga
Restaurant
trafalga4.jpg
Trafalga/
TravelLodge
trafalga9.jpg
Trafalga
Restaurant
travelodge.jpg
TraveLodge
Trafalga insert
wittwer.jpg
Wittwer
Motor Lodge
wittwer2.jpg
Wittwer Motor
Lodge2


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